Taurus

Fixed (persevering, steadfast, strong-willed) Earth (practical, grounded, disciplined)
I (Self-directed, self-absorbed, youthful) Negative (Introverted, caretaking)
Second House (Money, security, values) Venus (Cooperative, artistic, idealistic)

Taurus in balance: practical, grounded, patient, solid, self-valuing, steady, composed, constant, abiding, thrifty, appreciative, dependable, secure, thorough, respectful, open, accepting, tolerant, permissive, creative, artistic, gentle, kind, supportive, nurturing, accomodating, affectionate, conserving, preserving, loyal, productive, calm, generous, understanding, firm, valuing of others, conscientiousness, thoughtful, scrupulous, honest, simple, straightforward.

Taurus in excess: Fear of poverty and loss, rigid, materialistic, overattached, selfish, miserly, stubborn, repressive, supressed, hoarding, slow, retentive, possessive, resists change, close-minded, fascistic, overcontrolling, unbudgeable, addictive personality, moralistic, sexually deviant, masochistic, overindulgent, stingy, hard, superficial, reactionary, passive.

Medical Taurus: Thyroid disorders, venous problems, sore throats, throat chakra blocks, tension in neck and shoulders.

Taurus insufficiency: ungrounded, doesn't complete what's started, wasteful, neglects possessions, spacy.

Rulerships: Venus rules Taurus and the second house. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, Uranus is in fall in Taurus, and Pluto is in Detriment in Taurus.

Famous Taurians: Fred Astaire, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Rudolph Valentino, Liberace, Florence Nightingale, William Shakespeare, George Lucas, Shirley Temple Black, Moshe Dayan, Adolf Hitler, Daniel Berrigan, Mary "Mother" Jones, Golda Meir, Malcolm X, Sigmund Freud, Johannes Brahms, Frank Capra, Donovan, Robert Browning, James Beard, Benjamin Spock, Judy Collins, Perry Como, Jean Houston, Martha Graham, Pete Seeger.

Venus

Astronomy: Second planet from the Sun, the morning and evening star, the same size as the Earth, 247 Earth day per day, rotates backwards, 3rd brightest object in the sky, roughly 1 year period (through the signs of the Zodiac) as seen from Earth.

Correspondences: Jade, alabaster, turquoise, emerald; copper, bronze, brass; apples, cherries, lilies, marshmallow, roses, spearmint, strawberry, perfumes, sweet spices; pastel colors, sky blue to green, pink, lemon-yellow; deer, dolphin, rabbit, butterfly, peacock, dove, swan; Friday; curved lines; sweet and warm flavors; all artistic work, fashion designer, confectioner, botanists, poets, catering, interior decorator, draftsperson, illustrator, jeweller; complexion, kidneys, throat, parathyroid, veins, lips; diabetes, venereal diseases, swellings, cysts, bladder and kidney problems; 14 to 21 years of life.

Principles: Relationship, inter-dependence, cooperation, balance, justice, beauty, tact, idealism, harmony, compromise, kindness, compassion, affection, refinement, aesthetics.

Actions: Soothing, accepting, resolving, appreciating, receiving, dancing, flirting, loving, seducing, making love, sharing, connecting, belonging, attracting (and being attracted to), creating, envisioning, joining, conserving, enhancing, denying (in the psychological sense of not looking at what one doesn't want to see).

The Gifts of Venus: A depth of caring and empathy that allows one to truly honor and love the other person, the ability to create Beauty and Music and to inspire others with one's creations, an instinctive sense of fairness and respect for others rights, an open receptivity to life's experiences, the ability to defuse conflicts and to enable resolution, gratitude and thankfulness for all that one has received.

The lessons Venus has to learn: Confrontation, directness, honestly perceiving what problems need dealing with, standing up for oneself (i.e. assertiveness), not getting lost in imagination and infatuation, not worshipping others but seeing them as peers, asking for what you need, looking beneath appearances and not overvaluing appearances.

The Second House

Eastern Hemisphere: self-determining Ruler: Venus
Scope: First 3rd: personal territory & needs Mode: Succendent: reactive, completing
Lower Hemisphere: subjective, personal Axis: mine (2nd) vs yours (8th)

The Second House shows our relationship with money, earning, spending, & possessions, as well as what we value, and our sense of security and self-worth.

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